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Facebook Research Scientist, Computer Vision (PhD) in Seattle, Washington


Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we're building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we're creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities - we're just getting started.


Facebook's AR/VR organization has world-class researchers and engineers jointly working on building exciting products applying state of the art computational photography, computer vision, and machine learning methods as well as pushing the state of the art in these fields. The CoreAI group is looking for exceptional Computer Vision Research Scientist to join us in pushing forward the state of the art in scene reconstruction. In addition to working with researchers within the AR/VR organization, this role offers opportunities to collaborate closely with the Facebook AI research group and Facebook Reality Labs.

Required Skills:

  1. Working on highly efficient structure from motion algorithms to push the limits of computable scenes

  2. Efficient dense scene reconstruction leveraging AI algorithms to advance the state of the art

  3. Application of computational photography methods to real world problems including on mobile devices

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Currently has or is in the process of obtaining a PhD degree or completing a postdoctoral assignment in the fields of Computer Vision, Computational Photography, or related field

  2. Experience in one or more of the following areas: large-scale Structure from Motion, efficient camera registration, dense scene reconstruction, computational photography

  3. 2+ years of experience in geometric computer vision

  4. 2+ years of experience in camera tracking

  5. 2+ years of experience in C++, Python, or other language

  6. Must obtain work authorization in country of employment at the time of hire, and maintain ongoing work authorization during employment

  7. Interpersonal experience: cross-group and cross-culture collaboration

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Proven track record of achieving significant results as demonstrated by one or more of the following: grants, fellowships, patents, or first-authored publications at leading workshops or conferences such as CVPR, ECCV/ICCV, 3DV, SIGGRAPH, BMVC or similar.

  2. Demonstrated software engineering experience via an internship, work experience, coding competitions, widely used contributions in open source repositories (e.g. GitHub), or contributions to collaborative code base research projects.

Industry: Internet

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